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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Injection site abscess in an immunocompromised patient caused by non-pigmented strain of Serratia marcescens


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Author Details : Sunayana M. Jangla*, Bhupesh S. Machhi

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 184-185


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Abstract

Serratia marcescens commonly causes infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, septicaemia and wound infections. It is an opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen causing infections commonly in the immunocompromised patients. However, skin infections caused by Serratia marcescens are unusual. Moreover, infection by non-pigmented strains are less common as compared to those by pigmented strains. We describe a case of an elderly immunocompromised female presenting with abscess formation at the site of insulin injection caused by non-pigment producing Serratia marcescens. She responded to treatment with antibiotics.

Keywords: Abscess, immunocompromised, non-pigmented, Serratia marcescens.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmr.2019.040

How to cite : Jangla S M, Machhi B S, Injection site abscess in an immunocompromised patient caused by non-pigmented strain of Serratia marcescens. Indian J Microbiol Res 2019;6(2):184-185

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